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|Award granted||Master of Applied Social Research|
*All students should note that attendance on campus will be required for ASC744 Analysis of Quantitative Data, offered as intensive weekend study.
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$17,270* - Full-fee paying place|
Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries
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or 03 9251 7071
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Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Support Office.
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|Deakin course code||A719|
The Master of Applied Social Research is designed to equip graduates with practical and analytical skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods. It aims to develop holistic social researchers who are confident and competent in designing, conducting, interpreting and presenting research. You will examine conceptual and theoretical frameworks informing the research environment as a means to operate effectively within it.
The focus of the program is on building a comprehensive suite of skills and knowledge that can be applied to the social research context. Course content covers the stages of conceptualising and planning research (including ethical, cultural and theoretical dimensions), as well as the requisite skills and techniques used to carry out qualitative and quantitative research (data collection, manipulation, analysis and dissemination). Elective offerings enable you to tailor your degree to your area of interest, with specialisms available in communication, gender, health and social policy.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2013 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed from the Unit Search. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.
This course provides training in applied social research for those seeking a career involving:
It is designed for graduates seeking to develop a career path in organisations that undertake social research such as:
To qualify for the award of Master of Applied Social Research, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study made up in one of the following ways:
To qualify for a specialisation within the Master of Applied Social Research, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study including the following:
Students who complete a specialisation of four (4) credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.
|ASC741||Conducting Qualitative Research|
|ASC743||Analysing Qualitative Data|
|ASC744||Analysis of Quantitative Data|
|AIP740||Public Policy Analysis|
|AIP747||Policy and Program Evaluation|
|ALC705||Organisational Communication: Culture, Diversity, Technology and Change|
|ALC706||Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures|
|ASD711||Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning|
|EXE738||Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts|
|HSH701||Principles and Practice of Public Health|
|HSH702||Contemporary Health Issues and Policies|
|SLE721||Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development|
|AID714||Gender and Development|
|AIP740||Public Policy Analysis|
|AIP777||Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility|
|ALJ724||Law Media and Communication|
|ALR718||New Activism, Communication and Citizenship|
|ALW729||Writing for Communication Media|
|ASD710||Submission and Tender Writing|
|EXE732||Social Justice and Difference|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
Trimester 2 or trimester 3
|HSH705||Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning|
Minor Thesis units
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|ASC745||Minor Thesis A|
|ASC746||Minor Thesis B|
(i) Students may undertake any postgraduate unit offered within the Faculty of Arts and Education with approval of the Course Director.
(ii) ALR718 is not offered in 2013, re-offered 2014.
To be eligible for entry into the Master of Applied Social Research applicants require:
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning (Credit Transfer) Search which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
|Graduate Certificate of Applied Social Research (A520)|